Jason Statham has apologised for allegedly using homophobic slurs on the set of one of his films.
The British actor, 50, was reportedly secretly recording making anti-gay remarks during an argument with his longtime producing partner Steve Casman on the set of 2015 action thriller Wild Card.
During the exchange, Statham is alleged to have repeatedly said the term "f*cking f*gs",
The argument was secretly recorded by a man working as a consultant on the movie, who later contacted Statham to make him aware of the recording's existence, The Blast reports.
In an apparent attempt to get in front of the story, Statham has issued a statement in which he claims he is "deeply" sorry, despite have "no recollection" of the making the remarks.
"Someone approached me claiming to have a tape of me using terms offensive to the LGBTQ community during a conversation I had with my producing partner, on a movie set five years ago," the Furious 7 star said.
"I have never heard the recording and my multiple requests to hear the recording have been refused. I have no recollection of making any of these offensive comments."
The actor continued: "However, let me be clear, the terms referenced are highly offensive. If I said these words, it was wrong and I deeply apologize. Anyone who knows me knows it doesn’t reflect how I feel about the LGBTQ community.
"While I cannot fix what was said in the past, I can learn from it and do better in the future."